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Cricket Summer 2019-2020

Discussion in 'Cricket' started by Finsbury Girl, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    ^ yeah, saw some footage on the news last night. Surely they wouldn't allow a Test match to proceed in "light" like that & then there's the air quality which has to be a hazard in its own right.
  2. Spruce Moose Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Some of the games in India have been beset with terrible Smog as well and the games have been played.
  3. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Boult out, Foxsports reporting that Ferguson will therefore debut.
  4. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Straya won the toss & are batting.

    How does the new joint compare to the WACA for pace & bounce?
  5. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Bouncy but more variable would be how I would describe last summers pitch. Batting was apparently pretty challenging.
  6. zer0 Alan Cameron (40)

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    Why would we want breakthroughs, Smithy? We were down a bowler before the end of the first day, so have basically no chance of winning. Let their tail-enders all waste time scoring centuries while we play for that sweet, sweet draw.

    EDIT: I'd also say this Perth day-night situation is terrible for my personal viewing, but I'd forgotten just how punishingly bad normal cricket commentary is. Thus I'm grateful it's actually limiting my exposure.
  7. zer0 Alan Cameron (40)

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    Also, I now firmly subscribe to the line of thinking that, if we're going to have an opener who either scores four runs or lasts three overs -- which ever comes first -- then we might as well have Guptill there for his world class fielding, over Reval and whatever it is he does when everyone else is fielding.
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  8. The Red Baron Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    We're down Hazlewood now, so it's all evened out.
  9. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    NZ 109/5 chasing 416 but at least it's Taylor & Watling out there.

    EDIt: Watling goes early. We're in deep shit here.
  10. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Taylor gone for 80, NZ 147/7: with Hazelwood out does Straya enforce the seemingly inevitable follow-on or bat again & set NZ say 500? You'd assume the latter in that heat.
  11. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Fair to say I'm not entirely convinced that Aleem Dar got that one right & even less convinced by the DRS - tiny little spike on snicko that in Nigel's immortal words "could have been anything" & no hotspot.

    EDIT: that said it was a great delivery.
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  12. Up the Guts Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Keep your mob out there in the heat tomorrow afternoon and throw them into the cauldron under lights.

    On another note, Starc is nigh on impossible to play without a red ball.
  13. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    ^ thoughts on the dG dismissal?

    EDIT: options being Out & Not Out. No Umpires Call, sorry mate.
  14. Derpus Mark Ella (57)

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    It seems to be hard to predict - depends which way the wind blows. On Tuesday it would have been cancelled for sure. But the weekend has been better. Although, healthwise, i dont think any kind of cardio is very highly recommended right now.
  15. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    How the fuck was Sandpaper any less out than CDG?
  16. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    WOB, I wouldn't have given either of them out on replay, but deG did look to have gloved it in real time. The DRS nowadays is there to give the benefit of the doubt to the umpire, hence the need for clear evidence to overturn a marginal decision. I don't like it - either go back to the historically valid benefit of the doubt to the batsman, or have no on-field decision in tight cases that might go either way but allow the DRS to decide in those cases.
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  17. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    ^ to me the fact that neither the "catcher" nor the closest fielder looked particularly interested in the dG one should've given Dar the hint that maybe it hadn't hit the glove. Should've said Not Out (as in, If In Doubt, Say Not Out) & let Aus DRS it if they felt it had. The Sandpaper Man didn't hit his one, either, I think maybe I was suggesting that some consistency might be in order (I'd had a few by then but I'm pretty sure that was it :)).

    The whole point of DRS is to correct an umpire's error so IMO this whole "no conclusive evidence to overturn the decision" bizzo is bullshit. Only question for TMO should be "is it or isn't it out" & if he can't conclusively say it's Out then obviously it's gotta be Not Out.

    Makes no difference in the long run, even if we get to the second break tonight only a wicket or two down Starc will likely go beserk under the lights & Lyon finish the job in the morning. But a shit decision is still & always a shit decision & it's a bit frustrating that every time we play you blokes at your place there seems to be at least one screamingly bad call in your favour.
  18. Brumby Runner Rod McCall (65)

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    WOB, I agree with everything you've said. I would take the reviews out of the hands of the captains and require the umpires to ask for a review and decision when in any doubt at all.
  19. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    If Raval makes double figures I'm giving up beer for a week. If he makes a hundred I'm giving up beer until New Year's.
  20. Sully John Eales (66)

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    Starc for MotM?

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